The Rochester Center for Collaborative Leadership was launched by ICL in 2019 in honor of the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass.
The Leadership Center represents a lifetime ambition of ICL founder, Hank Rubin. Old enough to have walked Joseph Avenue during the racial protests that stirred Rochester NY during the summer of 1964, Hank vowed to return to his hometown to help it become an authentic model of racial equity, building its capacity one-leader-at-a-time!
We established the Rochester Center for Collaborative Leadership as a charitable arm of ICL "to support and strengthen the individual and collective capacity and impact of antiracism and anti-hate leaders – particularly those in civic, community and nonprofit roles that can contribute to building strong children and families …” in Rochester NY, the city Frederick Douglass also called "home".
Dedicated to developing effective, collaborative, accountable, antiracist nonprofit, community & government leaders ... helping Rochester's leaders develop their community as a national model of racial equity.
The Leadership Center actively partners with Rochester NY regional leaders associated with human services, public housing, children and family welfare, education policy, reparations, racism and poverty.
In 2022, the Leadership Center launched DACC-Roc, Discovering & Aligning for Community Change-Rochester, a regional resource of trained facilitators guiding leaders, stakeholders and experts through a collective process of (a) discovering their best contributions and (b) aligning those contributions towards mutually desired community change.
The Center's Leadership Training Academies for youth, college students, and active community and nonprofit leaders has not yet been launched ... watch for it!!
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